World’s first ‘boomerang meteorite’ – a rock that left Earth, spent millennia in space and then returned – likely discovered in the Sahara desert

The suspected meteorite NWA 13188, discovered in Morocco in 2018, may have originated from Earth. (Image credit: Albert Jambon) Researchers have proposed that an unusual rock recently discovered in northern Africa could be the first known ‘boomerang meteorite’, a space rock that originated on our planet before being ejected into space and then crashing down … Read more

The boomerang meteor could be the first space rock to leave Earth and return

A dark reddish-brown stone, collected from the Sahara Desert in Morocco a few years ago, appears to be a rock from Earth that was blasted into space where it remained for thousands of years before returning home, surprisingly intact. If the scientists are right about this, the rock will officially be named the first boomerang … Read more